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Reps want FG to review decision restricting SON, NAFDAC from accessing ports, boarders

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to review it decision which restrict the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to access all ports and borders as part of strategy to effectively check the influx of substandard goods into the country. Reps.

The House made the plea following the adoption of a motion brought under urgent national importance by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu at the plenary yesterday.

He said that the exclusion of SON and NAFDAC from the list of agencies at all ports and borders was a clear signal for purveyors of substandard products and their collaborators that the road is wide open for nefarious and unpatriotic activities. He said that the agencies since November 2011 have been out at all ports and borders on the order of the federal government.

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The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to review it decision which restrict the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to access all ports and borders as part of strategy to effectively check the influx of substandard goods into the country.

The House made the plea following the adoption of a motion brought under urgent national importance by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu at the plenary yesterday. He said that the exclusion of SON and NAFDAC from the list of agencies at all ports and borders was a clear signal for purveyors of substandard products and their collaborators that the road is wide open for nefarious and unpatriotic activities. Reps.

He said that the agencies since November 2011 have been out at all ports and borders on the order of the federal government. Reps.

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to review it decision which restrict the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to access all ports and borders as part of strategy to effectively check the influx of substandard goods into the country.

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